Building owners save money with the EnerPHit Retrofit Plan (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 27 July 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. Many home and building owners carry out renovations in a step-by-step manner. To avoid unnecessary additional costs, all planned measures for energy retrofits should be coordinated with each other before the first step is implemented. For this advanced [read more »]

Medical devices at Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst.

Frankfurt to build world’s first hospital to the Passive House Standard (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 11 July 2016) Darmstadt/Frankfurt/M., Germany. Work has started on the world’s first Passive House hospital in the Hochst district of Frankfurt. The previous clinic will be replaced by a new Passive House building with ten operating theatres and 666 [read more »]


(Press Release, Passive House Institute, 29 June 2016) Darmstadt/Innsbruck/Wien. Vienna invites to “Passive House for everyone” – Call for Papers. The Passive House Institute is looking forward to Vienna where the 21st International Passive House Conference will be taking place next year. The date and venue for the Conference have now been confirmed: experts in [read more »]

dublin mandatory

Dublin City Council has voted to make the passive house standard or demonstrably equivalent evidence-based approaches mandatory for all new buildings in the city, after a similar policy was enacted in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in February. (From Passive House Plus Magazine) On 30 May the council met to discuss the chief executive’s report on [read more »]


International Conference returns to Darmstadt for anniversary of building standard 20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 23 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. A tried and tested solution is already available for buildings of the future: the Passive House Standard combines maximum efficiency with optimal comfort. How [read more »]


This year, Earth Day feels like NYPH‘s Birthday!  Excerpts below are taken directly from the NYC Office of the Mayor’s article “OneNYC: Mayor de Blasio Announces Major New Steps to Dramatically Reduce NYC Buildings’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, published April 22, 2016.  Read the full article here. NEW YORK—Today Mayor de Blasio announced a suite of new [read more »]


This year, on the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day, Passive House efforts have not gone unnoticed in NYC.  New York Passive House applauds Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the Manhattan Community Boards for their latest passive house endorsements.  This strong leadership shows the world that NYC is ready to set the precedent to mark [read more »]


The Levy Partnership, Inc., a leading energy and environmental consulting firm, is seeking talented and energetic professionals with a background in Engineering, Architecture or related field to work on Passive House and other high performance building design, consulting and research projects. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of passive house software tools including [read more »]

PHI Component Database

Convenient search for certified products (Details at conference in Darmstadt)   20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 19 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. Whether just browsing or to find a specific product – a new online database provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All [read more »]

World's 1st Passive House in Darmstadt, Germany

World’s 1st experimental project in Darmstadt still saving energy reliably after 25 years   20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 12 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. The “birthplace” of the Passive House is celebrating – the world’s first building of this kind was built in Darmstadt 25 [read more »]